Boeing and Motorola Give Real-world Enterprise Video Solutions
While articles about new video solutions are useful, nothing beats real-world advice. In this panel discussion from Streaming Media East, IT pros from Boeing, Motorola, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center tell how they addressed the changing needs of their companies.
For his part, Colin Evans, senior IT systems specialist for Motorola Mobility, focused on hands-on advice backed by words of experience.
"The first thing you want to think about is your target audience. Are they mostly internal, or do you have some people outside the firewall you'll be talking to? If they're internal, does your network environment support Multicast or stream-splitting? And if it's external, do you have a CDN in mind?" began Evans.
"I'll give you an example. At Motorola, we have a fairly extensive caching network. The caching network doesn't allow Muticast, so we needed a way to stream without effecting the network, so we decided to do stream-splitting...The great thing is that it keeps all the heavy traffic on the LAN and not the WAN," Evan said, before explaining how the situation changed when Motorola went with Flash and could no longer do stream splitting.
Download the Boeing and Motorola presentations here, then view a video of the entire discussion below.
How To: Enterprise Video Case Studies
This session will present case studies from Boeing, Motorola, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center showcasing the use and deployment of video for live and on-demand applications. Attendees will learn about webcasting workflows, on-demand applications, and ways these companies are using video today to improve communications, increase efficiency, and enhance their businesses.
Moderator: Patty Perkins, Team Leader, Wells Fargo Creative Services Technology, Wells Fargo
Speaker: Darrell Prowse, Senior Webcast Video Producer, Boeing
Speaker: Colin Evans, Senior IT Systems Specialist, Motorola Mobility
Speaker: Kirk Winter, Manager, OR-Information Technology Support, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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